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El Capitan Fresh Mexican Grill

££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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1800 S. Milton Rd. #21, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
+1 928-774-1083
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband got steak quesadillas and I got chicken and avocado tacos. The food seemed fresh but bland for our taste. We are use to a little bite in our Mexican food. Also small basket of chips for $1.50 extra and they send you to salsa bar with little condiment containers that hold a teaspoon of salsa, so multiple trips... More 

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Stayner, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mexican food was fresh and delicious. My kids enjoyed it too. Had the Fajita Ensalada, very filling for a salad. Complimentary nachos and fresh salsas from th salsa bar.

Thank Frantic70
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great restaurant with really good food and not just your typical out of the back of Sysco truck. Several different kinds of salsa for chips and to put on your food from the salsa bar.

Thank Razorback_Ed
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We stopped in Flagstaff for a quick walk-around and found ourselves hungry. My wife uncharacteristically wanted Mexican, but it had to be authentic. When we walked in there was some hesitation that we were in the right kind of place, but one look at the menu let us know we were. They got a really neat salsa bar for your... More 

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Granite Falls, Washington
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66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This was one of the best Mexican restaurants I've ever had the pleasure of dining at. And it's located in a strip mall off the main highway. The ambience is fun and quirky, the service is delightful and friendly, and the food is incredible. The salsa is amazing. And the prices were extremely reasonable. This is a cannot-miss place if... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I read and researched Mexican food places for an hour before deciding. This one was close to the hotel but NOT impressive. The staff was very friendly but the food was so so. I order "CRISPY" street tacos (what they are supposedly known for) BUT they forgot to put the "crispy" on my plate because they were basically SOFT tacos.... More 

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Pace, Florida
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Was exactly what we were looking for, good Mexican food with good drinks. Loved the salsa bar! Had more of a sportsbar feel but that was fine with us

1 Thank kosborne32571
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Chili Rellenos!! Been missing Mexican Food with flavor in Alabama. Glad I'm traveling across Arizona and had a chance to visit El Capitan. Salsa bar to please every taste, from mild to hot. Today's special salsa is a winner: Chipotle with pineapple, very hot and flavorful. Enjoyed my meal.

Thank Susan R
Casa Grande, Arizona
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147 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

You get a very good tasting entree with a beer for a decent price. Add a salsa bar, great service, and fast service and this place has it all for lunch. We go back frequently.

Thank Katie S
Winslow, Arizona
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

There is no mistaking the feel of a college town, My two block walk from the hotel was uplifting. What a great community. That great feel didn't stop at the door of El Capitan. I enjoyed a generous lunch special the first day and was so impressed I went back the next day for Happy Hour and Dinner.

Thank Tyler E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 S. Milton Rd. #21, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Flagstaff
  • Phone Number: +1 928-774-1083
El Capitan is a family friendly local hangout for Flagstaff and tourists. We specialize in fresh ingredients only. We have a delicious salsa bar with 5 salsas to choose from made daily! We specialize in TACOS... We have hard, soft or our choice "dorado style". We serve tacos with chicken, shredded beef, pork, fish, shrimp or bean. We specialize in Margaritas! We have our famous "Lily" which is not on our menus. You must ask for this margarita. You are only allowed 2 max! Our happy hour is the best in Flagstaff. Served Tues-Friday. We have a separate food menu for the happy hour as well. Come visit us.. We know that you will not be disappointed. We are closed Mondays from Nov-March.

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